You're Not Who You Think You Are: A Breakthrough Guide to Discovering the Authentic You
Albert Clayton Gaulden. Atria Books, $22 (219pp) ISBN 978-1-4165-8376-9
In a style reminiscent to Conversations with God, Gaulden, founder and director of the Sedona Intensive, offers spiritual guidance in this revised version of his 2006 book. The material is familiar, from ""love being the answer"" to communications with the ""High Self"" that lives in each of us (Gaulden's High Self is named Paul). The author maintains reader interest with gratifying anecdotes and a progressive structure (eight chapters from ""Converting the Ego"" to ""The Love Chapter"") that make a full-circle journey of loving, recovering and revering the self. Gaulden takes some odd directions (proposing that we are all essentially both man and woman, sharing a letter asking forgiveness from his deceased mother) that, rather than seeming gratuitous, complement the larger theme of finding one's true identity. Though heavily steeped in recovery vernacular, Gaulden is a witty and appealing guide.
Reviewed on: 12/01/2008